Hans is a freelance visual artist based in Edinburgh. He has a studio at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops in Newhaven working with everything and anything from metal and wood to old toys and lost property. Hans was born in Edinburgh and his not-very-Scottish name comes from Norwegian family roots, the ‘K’ stands for Kristian.
Hans studied at Leith School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art graduating in 2012 with a BA Honours in Sculpture. Before studying art he had a career in social work and health care, since leaving art college he has led projects in hospitals, schools and rural communities as well as exhibiting his own art work around the UK.
Lindsay Perth is an Edinburgh-based Artist and Photographer. Canadian born, Lindsay has lived in Scotland since 1986. She has exhibited and curated artwork nationally and internationally and worked with arts organisations across Scotland for 18 years as a socially-engaged artist.
Lindsay’s arts practice is interested in the tensions presented by moving boundaries and situations of change. Although mostly lens-based Perth’s work is interdisciplinary and includes performance, text-based work, moving image and installation.
Hans and Lindsay’s residencies are part of the NWEPC development and hosted by North Edinburgh Arts. Arcadeum is based in the ‘satellite’ space in the shopping centre next to NEA.
The £12 million centre, a joint development between NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council, will bring increased health and social care services for the local community, including new GP accommodation and additional physiotherapy, podiatry, dentistry and child health services.